In the fall of 2016, two standout players trotted out for the Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team. In the summer of 2019, those two players will be reunited at Atlanta United. Per reports from Paul Tenorio, Mo Adams, the former stalwart defensive midfielder for the Orange, was traded to Atlanta United from the Chicago Fire. The move will put him back on the roster with a familiar name, in Miles Robinson.
Adams played for the Orange from 2016-17. He left early to be offered a Generation Adidas contract, and was the tenth overall draft pick in the 2018 MLS Superdraft, taken by the Chicago Fire. Over his time in Chicago, Adams has played relatively consistently and on the year has ten appearances, five of them starts.
The move is slightly curious for Atlanta United, as they have a plethora of central midfielders. As Adams has received his Green Card earlier this season, the Englishman will no longer occupy an international roster spot, which may have made some impact in the deal.
At present, Adams and Robinson are two of the five former Orange making a go in MLS. Tajon Buchanan is currently getting some run with the New England Revolution, Kamal Miller just came back from Team Canada duty for Orlando City SC and Alex Bono is playing for Toronto FC.
Best of luck to Mo on the move and here’s to hoping he can break into the gameday squad with Robinson and we can see two former Orange suiting up for the same team.